Volume 1, Issue 2

 SCHOLASTIC CHESS UPDATE 11.12.01

By Bob Ferguson, Member of USCF Scholastic Council

Please note: An international chess and education conference is scheduled for next month in Dallas, Texas.  For details, visit http://www.geocities.com/chess_camp/workshops.html.

 

In this issue:

1)      Coaches’ Corner with forms and ideas

2)      Articles promoting chess

Greetings to All Chess Folks,

Welcome to the second issue of the scholastic update.  One of the Scholastic Council’s goals is to improve communication among members of the scholastic community.  This e-Newsletter is the second step towards reaching this goal.  Our first step was the creation of a Scholastic Chess Website to communicate what the Scholastic Council is and what goals are being pursued.  For details, please visit www.chess.isgenius.com.

If you are not interested in scholastic chess, please click the reply button and type “remove” in the subject line.  If you know others who would like to receive this information, please forward the URL for the website to them.

This month we started working on the Coaches’ Corner pages.  Thanks to Bob Ciaffone, who became the first coach to submit information for these important pages.  We eagerly look forward to all coach contributions.

THE GOAL OF THIS SERVICE IS:

The strength of this service is the contributions of talented chess coaches and teachers from throughout America and the world.

Scroll down and use the appropriate form to submit:


If you have an IDEA, STRATEGY, FORM, or LESSON to contribute to the web site, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING FORMAT FOR YOUR SUBMISSION:

TITLE OF LESSON OR IDEA:

NAME:

SCHOOL:

CITY:

E-MAIL:

KEY WORDS:

GRADE RANGE:

SHORT 1-2 SENTENCE INTRODUCTION:

MATERIALS NEEDED:

STEP-BY-STEP METHODOLOGY (200-500 WORDS, simple enough that a teacher could print it out and follow it on his/her own):

PLEASE NOTE:  We prefer that all items be forwarded by email as an attachment in Word, FrontPage, or PDF. 

Send your submissions to [email protected]


If you have a BOOK REVIEW to contribute, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING FORMAT FOR YOUR SUBMISSION:

TITLE OF BOOK:

NAME:

SCHOOL:

CITY:

E-MAIL:

AUTHOR:

PUBLISHER:

ISBN # (10 digit # found on copyright page:

REVIEW (200 words or less):

Send your submissions to [email protected]


Articles Promoting Chess

 

The Brainy Benefits of Chess, By Beth Weinhouse, Child Magazine, October 2001, pp. 106-110.

 

Will Playing Chess Make Your Child Smarter?  By Jeanne Sather

It is available at http://encarta.msn.com/parents/features/chess.asp

 

Visit to Venezuela, by Dee Dickinson, “The Chess project is aimed not only at all seven year olds, but adults as well are learning to play chess and to apply the thinking strategies to solving problems in everyday life.” This article first appeared in New Horizons' Newsletter, Vol III . No. 3, February, 1983. The article is available at http://www.newhorizons.org/


 

The American Chess School funds this eNewsletter.  Please visit our sponsor’s website at www.amchess.org.

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